| January, 2023

Cool Wheels Car Show takes over Quiet Waters Park

Posted on 24 January 2023 by JLusk

By Rachel Galvin

If you are a car enthusiast, you should know about the Cool Wheels Car Show. It happens every year and takes over the park at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield. This year’s event took place on Jan. 15.

The event benefits the Young Automotive Training Center (YATC). This  tuition-free nine-month program was created in 1984 by automotive giant Jim Moran. It teaches disadvantaged youth in basic automotive repair, academic remediation, job readiness and life management skills.

More than 1,000 classic and sports cars were on display in the park for this year’s show. Guests could take a look while listening to live music by Smokin Renegade, a Tribute to Boston and Styx. DJs Scott The Music Man, Lance Kohn and Eugene the human percolator were also there to provide some good tunes. In addition, there were food trucks and tents with merchandise and more.

Over 115 trophies and cash prizes were awarded. Gift bags and t-shirts were given to the first 300 cars to arrive at the event.

Coolest of Show – 1st Place went to John Pellicone for his 1969 Pontiac GTO. Second Place went to Michael Merlo for his 1957 Chevy Nomad. Third Place went to Walter Goldscheck for his 1968 Dodge Coronet.

For more information on YATC, visit https://yatc.org.




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AACA Ft. Lauderdale Region Antique Car Show & Arts & Crafts Festival

Posted on 17 January 2023 by JLusk

Are you a car enthusiast? The Sample McDougald House will have many classic cars on display at a special event this weekend, as well as trucks and motorcycles. The event takes place on Jan. 21 at the historic home, located at 450 NE 10th St. in Pompano. It is $10 entry. There also will be plenty of arts and craft vendors, live music and you can tour the historic museum.

For more info., visit www.samplemcdougald.org/upcoming-events/11th-annual-aaca-fort-lauderdale-region-antique-car-show-and-arts-crafts-festival/

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Feeding the community, Nina’s place, a pantry & market, opens in Deerfield

Posted on 12 January 2023 by JLusk

Making a difference: Gail Schmidt, Raihaana Ali, Claire Riccardi, Glenn Payne and Kurt Schmidt, were among those behind the opening of Nina’s Place.

By Rachel Galvin

A long line of people waited patiently on Saturday, Jan. 7 for the opening of Nina’s Place: A Free Community Market & Pantry.  The epitome of community helping community, this new endeavor allows people who are in need of sustenance, who may be down on their luck, to shop at no charge for items to add to their own cupboards. They also have a pantry for those who are unhoused.

Located at Zion Lutheran Church, 959 Southeast 6th Ave. in Deerfield Beach, the pantry and market are named for Nina McClelland, a longtime advocate for public health, a pioneer in drinking water and a leader in STEM and academia. Her aunt and uncle, the late Fern & Nick Mervos, were long-time members of the church, and in their memory, Nina made a significant bequest to Zion in her estate.

The opening of Nina’s included an early morning ribbon cutting with the president of the church council, Dr. Robin Larson, cutting the ribbon, and many of the people who helped to create the market and pantry were on hand, including members of the church and their partners from Deerfield Beach Community Cares, Flipany and others. 

They had expected about 50 families to show up but they realized they had almost 200. “I am concerned we do not have enough,” said Joel Smith, president & CEO of Deerfield Beach Community Cares. He was right. A mere two hours later, they were completely out of produce and many other products so he found himself making a grocery run to Walmart.

Besides produce, they had plenty of other types of canned products, pasta, baked goods, hygiene items, baby items like diapers and more. 

Because of limited supply, Smith said, they decided on operating on a point system. Everybody gets 20 points to use however they like. A can of tomato sauce might be one point and the pasta another, a potato might be one point but it is two for one, etc. 

Asked how this got started, Smith said, “The church has been incredibly gracious to Deerfield Beach Community Cares. Over time, they gave us an office. But in conversations, we realized you can’t change a person’s soul if they are hungry. If struggling to survive, those needs come first. Zion said, you know what, we have a room [to create a pantry].” From there, they worked with the church, the city and other organizations like Child Services Council of Broward County and Flipany to make the pantry and market a reality.

Dr. Robin Larson, president of the Zion Lutheran Church Council, and Joel Smith, founder & CEO of Deerfield Beach Community Cares, cut the ribbon to Nina’s Place.

They continue to look for partnerships and plan on getting food every week for those who register online and come in. They are looking for relationships right now with places like Publix and Costco.

Claire Riccardi, is the community ambassador for Nina’s Place. She has been working hard to secure those types of partnerships. “I go out to restaurants, markets, food locations, all establishments for all supplies that are needed whether its canned foods, supplies, local distributors.”

What they do bring in is high-quality but economical food. “They don’t have cheap stuff here. They have good quality products people can take home,” said City Manager Dave Santucci, who stopped by in the morning.

“This is a dream come true,” said Gail Schmidt, VP of the Zion Lutheran Church Council.


They plan on having some special events geared toward the homeless on the last Saturday of January, February and March. Not only will those who attend receive a backpack of hygiene and other supplies, but they hope to have clothing available, showers and other organizations on hand to help with much-needed services. This is still in the planning stages.

The hours for the pantry and marketplace are Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (subject to change). They also have a partnership with Door Dash to deliver to those who are unable to physically make it to the market.

More about Deerfield Beach Community Cares

Deerfield Beach Community Cares has some other events coming up, including an 8-week bike club for kids, including riding, going on field trips, like to BMX area, learning bike repair and safety, riding in an obstacle course and more. Kids get a free bike at the end. They also will have a free makeover for Valentines Day for the first 15 women who register online. See what else they are up to on their website, which is https://dfbcommunitycares.org.

To find out more about the pantry and market, including how you can register and how you can donate, visit https://ninasplacedfb.org. The pantry/ marketplace is located at 969 SE 6 Ave, Deerfield Beach.



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New Film Festival in Palm Beach-Jan. 26-Feb. 16

Posted on 12 January 2023 by JLusk

“Experience the Magic of Cinema” is the slogan of a major new cultural event: The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Film Festival© Presented by MorseLife. Offering dozens of unique features, documentaries, and short films from 20 different countries, the inaugural festival will have a truly international focus, celebrating cinematic excellence and reflecting a commitment to global diversity.
The Festival has booked 26 different screenings at three different theaters in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, offering a wide array of entertaining and thought-provoking films that were specifically selected to foster dialogue and interaction among attendees and festival supporters. The three cinemas are IPIC Boca at 301 Plaza Real in Mizner Park, 33432; IPIC Delray at 25 SE 4th Avenue, 33483; and Paragon Theatres at 14775 Lyons Rd. in Delray Marketplace, 33446.
Tickets to The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Film Festival© are on sale now by phone at 561.318.0060 (Monday-Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm) or online 24/7 at www.DMEPBFF.org.
Following is the line-up of upcoming cinematic experiences in Boca Raton and Delray Beach during the inaugural Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Film Festival© Presented by MorseLife (in alphabetical order):
A bundle of good humor and nervous energy in this woman-directed romance that serves as a reminder that sometimes the least likely connections are the ones most worth pursuing. (Toronto International Film Festival, BAFTA Nominee Best British Film)
+ February 14, 1:00 pm – Paragon Theatres of Delray Beach
Palm Beach County Premiere
Beyond outrageous fashions, this film is a journey across three decades of the International Male catalog’s lasting impact on fashion, masculinity, and gay rights. Written by Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jones and narrated by Matt Bomer, this is a character-driven portrait of a group of outsiders who changed how men and the world viewed them. (Tribeca 2022 World Premiere)
+ February 11, 4:15 pm – Paragon Theaters in Delray Beach
Palm Beach County Premiere
On the verge of adulthood, Ardak, a reserved 16-year-old schoolgirl diagnosed with HIV as a child, dreams of moving from Kazakhstan to Paris and becoming the next big thing in fashion. (International Peace Film Festival)
+ February 9, 1:00 pm – Paragon Theaters of Delray Beach
Palm Beach County Premiere
What happens when someone with a rigid approach to life meets their freewheeling opposite? Mira is the heir to an Austrian vineyard whose existence is defined by stress and whose sole outlet is serving as the captain of a women’s ice hockey team. (Tribeca Film Festival)
+ February 11, 1:30 pm – Paragon Theaters of Delray Beach
Palm Beach County Premiere
(Feature – Israel—2022)
A group of Arab and Jewish women attends a workshop run by Rona, a young filmmaker from Tel Aviv, to learn to document their lives on video. As each woman shares her raw footage with the others, they are all forced to challenge their preconceived views and beliefs, coming together as mothers, wives, and women. (Jerusalem Film Festival Winner Best Israeli Debut & Audience Award, AFI Fest, Warsaw International Film Festival, UK Jewish Film Festival, nominated for 8 Ophir awards (Israeli Academy) including Best Film(winner), Best Director (winner), Best), Best Supporting Actress(winner), Israel’s official Oscar entry for Best International Feature Film)
+ February 13, 4:00 pm – Paragon Theatres in Delray Beach
Rolling Stones bassist Darryl Jones reflects on growing up on the South Side of Chicago, playing alongside Miles Davis, Madonna, and Sting, and replacing Bill Wyman in the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band. (Oxford International Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature; Rome Independent Film Festival)
Special Guest: Director Eric Hamburg
+ February 12, 4:00 pm – Paragon Theaters in Delray Beach
Florida Premiere
The film tells a beautiful story about one woman’s journey of legacy and loss, the painstaking process of making an artisanal bottle of tequila, and all the challenges the tequila industry endures. (New Directors /New Films, San Sebastian Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award for Acting, True/False Film Festival True Vision Award Director Juan Pablo González, Outfest Grand Jury Prize for Screenwriting, International Film Festival Boston Grand Jury Award)
+ February 10, 7:00 pm – Paragon Theaters in Delray Beach
Southeastern USA Premiere
(Feature—France, Kurdistan—2022)
Ziné and Avdal are madly in love despite their families’ ancestral feud. Will their love overcome decades of conflict and tradition? (Kurdisches Film Festival Berlin)
+ February 14, 4:00 pm – Paragon Theaters in Delray Beach
Palm Beach County Premiere
Based on a true story, this heart-warming and uplifting comedy stars Oscar-nominated and two-time Emmy-winning actor Judd Hirsch, as Mordecai Samel. He and his wife, played by Academy Award-nominated actress Carol Kane, are both survivors from Poland, now living in Miami. When Mordecai’s ancient flip phone breaks, he takes iPhone lessons from a young employee of Ultratech, who opens him up to all kinds of novel experiences and adventures, making him feel like a kid again. The film co-stars Sean Astin, Azia Dibea Hale, and Stephanie J. Block. (Audience Award Miami Jewish Film Festival)
+ February 9, 7:00 pm – Paragon Theaters in Delray Beach
Palm Beach County Premiere
(Feature—New Zealand—2021)
Upon returning home from boarding school and still dealing with the untimely death of his mother, self-destructive teenager Sam discovers that his gin-soaked, wheelchair-bound, English grandmother, Ruth (Charlotte Rampling), has moved in. With both strong-willed characters, a battle of supremacy ensues, enabling Sam to embrace life again and for Ruth to face her mortality.
+ January 30, 6:00 pm – IPIC Boca Raton (includes 3-course dinner)
+ February 6, 6:00 pm – IPIC Delray (includes 3-course dinner)
Palm Beach County Premiere
An offbeat, comedic journey that follows Tova and Meir married 46 years, whose routine lives get a jolt of excitement from Itzik, their upstairs neighbor, who invites them to his penthouse for karaoke nights. The couple falls hard for Itzik’s energetic lifestyle. This unique comedy-drama stars Sasson Gabay (The Band’s Visit), Lior Ashkenazy (Footnote, Late Marriage), and Rita Shukrun. (Tribeca Film Festival, Winner of the Audience Award & Best First Film; Jerusalem International Film Festival, nominated for 14 Ophir awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and winning both Best Actor and Best Actress)
+ February 11, 7:00 pm – Paragon Theaters in Delray Beach
Palm Beach County Premiere
Jason, a failed stand-up comedian and rideshare driver takes his son on the road to Little Town, somewhere up in the mountains, to find his recently deceased mom. They drive with Lauren, a free-spirited soul trying to help them reach their destination and follow their dreams.
+ February 12, 11:00 am – Paragon Theaters of Delray Beach
Florida Premiere
In 1960, Lowndes County, AL, was a rural, impoverished town with a vicious history of racist terrorism. Eighty percent Black with no Black voters, the county served as a launching pad for a movement that brought together men and women, Black and White, the quiet warriors, and the crusaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), among others. (Tribeca Film Festival)
Special Guests: William Nix and Barbara Chieves
+ February 9, 4:00 pm – Paragon Theaters of Delray Beach
Florida Premiere
Deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu share science-backed wisdom of living with joy in troubled times. (Tribeca Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Cleveland Film Festival Ad Hoc Docs Winner)
+ February 13, 1:00 pm – Paragon Theaters of Delray Beach
Schoolteacher Antoinette (Laure Calamy) is looking forward to her long-planned summer holidays with her secret lover Vladimir, the father of one of her pupils. When learning that Vladimir can’t make it because his wife organized a surprise trekking trip in the Cévennes National Park with their daughter and a donkey to carry their load, Antoinette impulsively decides to follow them with Patrick, a cantankerous, protective donkey. (Cannes Film Festival, Best Actress: Laure Calamy César Awards)
+ January 29, 6:00 pm – IPIC Boca Raton (includes 3-course dinner)
+ February 14, 7:00 pm – Paragon Theaters in Delray Beach
Palm Beach County Premiere
A lively look at five LGBTQ+ comic book artists whose careers go from the underground scene to the cover of Time Magazine and the international stage. (Tribeca Film Festival, AFI Docs Fest, Grand Jury Documentary Prize Outfest)
+ February 12, 1:30 pm – Paragon Theaters of Delray Beach
Palm Beach County Premiere
John, played by James Norton of Grantchester and Little Women, has dedicated his life to bringing up his 4-year-old son, Michael. When John is given only a few months left to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for Michael, determined to shield him from the terrible reality of the situation. (Warsaw Film Festival Audience Award winner, Venice International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival)
+ January 31, 6:00 pm – IPIC Boca Raton (includes 3-course dinner)
Florida Premiere
(Feature—France, Italy, Germany—2022)
Beginning as the tale of a sensitive brute who returns home from World War I to his rural French village to discover his wife has died and that he must take care of their baby daughter, Juliette. The film blossoms into a portrait of Juliette as a free-spirited young woman reckoning with a local witch’s prophecy for her future and falling for the modern man who drops from the sky. (Opening Film, Director’s Fortnight Cannes Film Festival, New York Film Festival)
+ January 30, 6:00 pm – IPIC Delray Beach (includes 3-course dinner)
Palm Beach County Premiere
(Feature—Belgium, Denmark, France, Morocco—2022) Middle-aged married couple Mina and Halim operate a small garment shop, from which master tailor Halim painstakingly embroiders magnificent caftans for a choosy clientele. The film is an understated, yet immensely powerful exploration of the various forms love can take. (FIPRESCI prize-winning premiere in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section, Toronto International Film Festival, Morocco’s official Oscar entry for Best International Feature)
+ February 15, 7:00 pm – Paragon Theaters in Delray Beach
Palm Beach County Premiere
(Feature—Finland, Germany—2022)
The Grump’s everyday life in the deepest of Finland’s countryside rolls forward according to old routines. He’s busy working on his farm, but memories of his big brother Tarmo bother him. They haven’t been in touch, even though they were best friends when they were children. So, when the Grump crashes his beloved Escort, the previously estranged brothers go looking for an Escort together and end up getting to know each other again in the process. This is a tale about healing decades-old wounds. It’s a story about reconciliation and forgiveness and Ford Escorts.
+ February 12, 7:00 pm – Paragon Theaters in Delray Beach
Southeastern USA Premiere
Cédric is a worker in a precision mechanics factory in the French Alps. When he finds out that the factory is about to be sold to an investment fund, he joins forces with two childhood friends to pull off an employee takeover.
+ February 10, 1:30 pm – Paragon Theaters of Delray Beach
Florida Premiere
(Feature—Bolivia, Uruguay—2022)
Humberto is an ex-convict with a tormented past, but whose greatest desire is to rebuild his relationship with his estranged daughter and provide her with a decent life. Still, the grandparents of the child, who are wealthy Evangelical pastors, are unwilling to give up custody of their only granddaughter. Humberto is forced to face his demons while simultaneously fighting a powerful ecclesiastical institution to which he once belonged. (Tribeca Film Festival Best International Narrative Screenplay, AFI Latin American Film Festival)
+ February 15, 4:00 pm – Paragon Theaters of Delray Beach
Florida Premiere
The documentary traces the life journey of an enigmatic artist, Jack Garfein, his family’s fleeing the Nazis, surviving in Auschwitz, his 1946 arrival at 16 in New York and coming under the wing of Lee Strasberg, Hollywood, and his marriage to actress Carroll Baker. Narrated by Willem Defoe, the film examines how his experience in the concentration camps shaped his vision of acting as a survival mechanism and explores the importance of his legacy as an artist who confronted censorship. (Winner Best Cinematography in a Documentary Film Tribeca Film Festival Winner Jury Prize Best Documentary Festival 2 Vincennes)
+ February 15, 1:30 pm – Paragon Theaters in Delray Beach
Palm Beach County Premiere
In the early ’90s, gay teen Jaime is sent to live with her devout Jehovah’s Witness relatives after her father’s death. Jaime makes an unexpected connection with Marike, the daughter of a prominent Witness Elder. When their attraction becomes too obvious to hide, the community moves to separate the two, forcing them each to make a terrible choice between faith and love. (Tribeca Film Festival, Directors Guild of Canada Outstanding Directorial Achievement nomination)
+ February 10, 4:00 pm – Paragon Theaters in Delray Beach
To request a brochure for The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Film Festival© Presented by MorseLife or to become a member of the Festival Film Society, please call 561.867.3109 or visit www.DMEPBFF.org.

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Broward Shell Show-Jan. 14-15

Posted on 07 January 2023 by JLusk

If you like shells, don’t miss the Broward Shell Show. Held Jan. 14-15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the show will include plenty of shells on display and for sale. The location is Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, 1801 NE 6 St. in Pompano Beach. For more information, find the club on Facebook.

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The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum offers new special benefits for visitors

Posted on 06 January 2023 by JLusk

WWII exhibit within museum

Mary Csar, executive director of The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum (SBRHM), has confirmed that, in celebration of the recent opening of the new Boca Raton Brightline Station, the nonprofit organization is now offering two new special benefits for visitors:

FREE Fun Saturdays for Everyone

Starting tomorrow and on the first Saturday of every month in 2023, The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum is offering FREE Fun Saturdays, waiving the regular admission fee ($12 adults, $8 students and seniors, free for members and children 4 years old and under) for all visitors from 10 am to 4 pm. Fun activities will include a Museum Hunt for kids with prizes. Whether people of all ages come in a car or on Brightline or by walking, this is the perfect no-cost opportunity to enjoy the museum’s exciting and interactive exhibits that document the growth and development of Boca Raton from a small farming town to the sophisticated internationally known city it is today.

$2 Off Admission with a Brightline Ticket

The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum is also offering a $2 discount off the regular admission to anyone with a Brightline ticket. “This is our way to celebrate both the arrival of Brightline to Boca Raton and to encourage riders to explore all of the wonders—cultural, culinary, and retail—in Downtown Boca,” says Csar.

Located just north of Palmetto Park Road between Mizner Park and the city’s public library, the new Brightline Station is within easy walking-distance or a quick ride to The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum in historic Town Hall at 71 N. Federal Hwy.

For more information, please call 561.395.6766 or visit www.BocaHistory.org.


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Jay Leno to Headline Boca West Children’s Foundation Gala on Jan. 8, Raising Funds for Local Kids

Posted on 05 January 2023 by JLusk

Boca West Children’s Foundation will celebrate $16 million raised for projects serving at-risk youth with “An Evening with Jay Leno,” on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at Boca West Country Club. The event will feature entertainment by acclaimed late night talk show host and stand-up comedian Jay Leno.

Event chairs are Michelle and Gary Gluckow. Honorary chairs are Yvonne and Don Ackerman.  The event will feature a cocktail hour, seated dinner, a live auction hosted by Neil Saffer, and a live drawing of the annual raffle.  Raffle prizes are two tickets and Pre-Game Hospitality Tailgate to Super Bowl LVII, seven to nine nights at the St. James Club & Villas in Antigua, and two nights at The Breakers Palm Beach including dinner and golf.

“We are delighted to commemorate our 13th anniversary and the significant impact the Foundation has made in our community by supporting local children’s charities,” said Pamela Weinroth, Executive Director/COO of Boca West Children’s Foundation.  “Not only is Jay Leno one of America’s most acclaimed entertainers, he’s also very charity minded and gracious. Our guests love his performances, and we expect the event to sell out quickly.”

Sponsors as of now include Sally and Aubrey Strul, Mithun Family Foundation—Marcia and Doug Mithun, Aw Property Co., Sharyn and Stuart Frankel, Phyllis and Howard Boilen, The RADCO Companies, GL Homes, Hilary and Richard Cooper, Beth and Eric Schlager, Sky Alpha

Advisors, ApexOne, Integrated Dermatology, Bonaccord Capital Partners, Arcan Capital, Batmasian Family Foundation, Lennar, The Related Companies, Southern Management & Development, Shelly and Arthur Adler, Jane and Richard Zenker, Barbara and Dr. Donald Janower, Citi Private Bank, Florida Atlantic University Foundation, Advanced EV, Florida Power & Light, Marilyn and Leon Silverman, Pamela Higer-Polani–Attorney at Law, Aggie and Jeff Stoops and Cowen.

Funds raised at the gala will benefit at-risk children and their families in Palm Beach County.  The organization funds project-based programming at more than 30 local children’s organizations. Boca West Children’s Foundation volunteers give more than 45,000 hours of their time annually to its partner agencies with which the organization works. 

The Gala will start at 6 p.m.  The gala’s Steering Committee members include notable philanthropists and community leaders Jeri Caprio, Margi Cross, Sharon DiPietro, Beverly Fisher, Jan Fisher, Arlene Herson, Bonnie Kaye, Jon Kaye, Elizabeth Marchese, Joseph Marchese, Cecy Martinez, Marcia Mithun, Doug Mithun, Ed Moskowitz, Harriet Moskowitz, Linda Paton, Elena Peroulakis, Ted Peroulakis, Pamela Polani, Tammy Pompea, Charlie Pompea, Chuck Rosenblatt, Nancy Rosenblatt and Gloria Wank.

Tickets and Sponsorships

Gala tickets are $500 and can be purchased at
www.bocawestfoundation.org/evening-with-jay-leno/  Both tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available on the website. For more information, please contact BWCF directly at 561-488-6980 or foundation@bocawestcc.org.


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City of Deerfield mourns death of local high schooler fatally shot

Posted on 05 January 2023 by JLusk

Shortly after 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28, Broward Sheriff’s Office Deerfield Beach district deputies and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded to a shooting call near the 400 block of SW 2 Street in Deerfield Beach. On scene, deputies learned 16-year-old Ricky Ferguson Jr. had been shot.
Detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office V.I.P.E.R. (Violence Intervention Proactive Enforcement Response) Unit have arrested a 14-year-old on a charge of attempted murder. 
Paramedics transported Ferguson to an area hospital for treatment, but unfortunately, he passed away on January 3.
Ferguson was a student and football player at Deerfield Beach High School.
The City of Deerfield Beach issued a statement announcing the “horrific tragedy” and adding, “On behalf of Mayor Bill Ganz, Commissioner Ben Preston, the rest of the city commission, and city staff, we stand with all of you in prayer. This city mourns with Ricky Ferguson’s family, may you all be comforted during this difficult time.”
They continued, “We are concerned about the kids and want them to know there is a healthy outlet for feelings of despair and grief,” before outlining the grief counseling that is available at the school. There was one session today. There will be another on Monday, Jan. 9 from 10:30 to noon at the high school.
In addition, they announced that those who would like to help give financial support to the family can send checks payable to the DBHS Football Booster Club or via Zelle to 954-547-6723 (Please list Ricky Ferguson in the subject line for both). DBHS Booster Club will provide confirmation receipt for donations received. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact them at dbhsfbbooster@gmail.com
Be wary of any other online people asking for money. There is at least one Go Fund Me account that has cropped up online that is fake…
The Observer would like to offer its condolences to family and friends.

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Maverick comes to Deerfield–Movies in the Park

Posted on 03 January 2023 by JLusk

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting the movie Top Gun: Maverick, as a part of the Movies in the Park series, on Friday, January 6, 2023, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the beach in front of the main beach parking lot 149 SE 21st Ave., Deerfield Beach.
This special beach edition will include food trucks and a bonfire, so grab a blanket and lawn chair and join in for a night at the movies in the park under the stars. The event is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
For more information, please call 954-480-4429.

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Monthly pool parties at the Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock

Posted on 03 January 2023 by JLusk

To kick off 2023, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is launching a monthly pool party, “Neon Lit Nights,” at The Guitar Hotel.

Starting Jan. 6, the pool party will take place on the first Friday of every month from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Guitar Hotel pool and feature live music from South Florida talent, with an audio-responsive feature on the guitar façade. Watch the guitar façade groove to the beat of the music through a nightlight spectacular.

Drinks and light bites will be available at Beach Club Bar & Grill. Admission is complimentary. Cabanas will be available to rent for Unity™ by Hard Rock X-Card Members only. Must be 21+ to attend.

For more details, visit https://www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com/events/neon-lit-nights.

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